ERIC Number: ED144255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Lighting and the Learning Space. OSSC Bulletin Vol. 21, No. 2.
Poor lighting conditions in classrooms result not only from low intensity light but also from too high intensity light, an uneven distribution of light, and glare. Since visual tasks in a classroom constitute 62 percent of a student's time in school, suggestions are made of ways lighting conditions can be improved. The principles and characteristics of different types of illumination--incandescent, fluorescent, mercury vapor lights, and metal halide lamps--are explained. Techniques for the measurement of illumination, brightness or intensity, reflection and glare, and light distribution are outlined. A brief explanation is given of print types, line widths, leading, colored inks, and colored papers as they relate to the speed of reading. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Color, Design Requirements, Elementary Secondary Education, Flexible Lighting Design, Glare, Learning, Lighting, Lighting Design, Measurement Techniques, Readability, School Planning, Standards, Teacher Responsibility, Visual Acuity, Visual Environment
Oregon School Study Council, 124 College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403 ($2.00; $1.50 if prepaid; 10% discount for 10 or more copies)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.
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